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Found Two Nova Scotia Stamps... Are The Legit?

 
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Posted 01/25/2020   9:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Hab to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Were these ever forged and if so, is it easy or difficult to tell? One is a #9 and the other a #12. They appear in decent condition although previously hinged. Book value is not high but I like them a lot and am hoping the are real for my book.





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Posted 01/25/2020   10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Definetly looks like an attempt to clean up and reperf may have been done.
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Posted 01/26/2020   01:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hab to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Definetly looks like an attempt to clean up and reperf may have been done.


Okay, learning moment for me... What specifically indicates this? I am assuming such a thing would have been done to deceive a purchaser for monetary gain, but it appears to not be a very valuable stamp even in proper condition so that would seem silly. I guess though, wherever a dollar can be made someone will try.
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Some of the perf tips on your two cent example appear to be scissor cut. My example for comparison:


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Hab,
Here is your stamp's top perfs digitally aligned next to the bottom perfs.


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Posted 01/26/2020   11:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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I know perfs are important to you here, but another thought is this stamp a forgery..??

Robert

Here is one of mine compared to your Scott 12



Now I did a perf count on your Scott 12 and my authentic Scott 12.
My stamp has 13 perfs across the bottom...Yours has 12...
This could mean reperfed stamp or a forgery.



Scott 12's are not usually known for wide borders, which could be reperfed...Look at the bottom of your stamp...If it was nicely reperfed, which would mean it had a very LARGE border...I am leaning towards a forgery..Just my opinion.
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Posted 01/26/2020   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hab to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all that info! Is there a more surefire way for me to confirm forgery? Looking for a watermark or something? Sounds weird but I am almost excited I found my first forgery haha!
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Hab..Try this link

Robert

https://stampforgeries.com/forged-s...en-victoria/

Could be a Spiro forgery or a Senf forgery
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Edited by wert - 01/26/2020 11:49 am
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Posted 01/26/2020   11:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hab to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks wert! I have saved that website to my favourites. Appreciate the guidance!
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The forgeries are often crude and easily detected. Better forgeries are more of a challenge. The website wert provided is a great reference.




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